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Mission Possible: Avoiding Data Breach Headlines

Servers and Storage

Over 9 billion records have been breached since 2013; only 4% were encrypted. How is this possible when trust is paramount? Ross Mauri, General Manager, IBM Z, will discuss the importance of security and how IBM Z helps prevent intrusions, earn trust and ensure compliance. Bobby Cameron, Principal Analyst, Forrester, will share his thoughts on digital trust and an effective cybersecurity approach, including client stories. Garrett McDonald, CTO, Department of Human Services, Australia will share how IBM Z helps deliver services to 99% of Australian citizens while ensuring data security and privacy. Michael Jordan, IBM Distinguished Engineer, will show how IBM’s unique pervasive encryption approach transforms data protection and compliance.

Core Curriculum Infrastructure Servers and Storage
Modern Infrastructure Campus Theater A
Wed (March 21), 2:30PM PT


Michael Jordan

Distinguished Engineer - Z Security, IBM

Michael Jordan is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and has over 27 years of experience. This includes 23 years of development experience and 4 years in a client facing role leading complex and large scale z Systems projects. Michael’s expertise and passion are in the areas of z Systems Security, Cryptography, and Parallel Sysplex. He holds over 20 patents, and has been co-author for several journal articles related to his work.

Ross Mauri

General Manager IBM Z, IBM

Bobby Cameron

Vice President, Principal Analyst Serving CIO Professionals, Forrester

Bobby serves CIOs. He is a leading expert on best practices for IT, including: business technology (BT), the empowered BT archetype, transformation from IT to BT, BT demand management, driving business innovation, business alignment, the business value of IT, BT strategic planning, IT governance, IT structure, IT/BT maturity, the marketing of IT, architecture and technology strategy, application development, IT operations, and serving the business.

His specialty is transformative technology use that drives business success in the emerging world of business technology (BT), like IT value creation, technology-based business innovation, and digital business networks.

While Bobby focuses his research on delivering IT excellence on the road to BT, he continues his close work with members of The CIO Group in the Forrester Leadership Boards, which he conceived and piloted in 2002.

Garrett McDonald

Head of Enterprise Architecture, Department of Human Services, Australia 

Garrett McDonald has a strong IT Applications and Infrastructure background with over 15 years experience in the Health and wider DHS Senior IT management positions. As National Manager Enterprise Architecture he is a major influencer for key technology-based decisions within DHS. He was responsible for the successful introduction of Australia’s myGov system which provides the citizen authentication and authorisation gateway for all Federal Government online services both from within DHS and wider including Australian Taxation Office for tax returns.